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Police are investigating after a man was shot in the chest

August 27, 2012, 8:33 am

Police are investigating after a man was shot in the chest.

At about 9.30pm on Sunday 26 August 2012, police were called by staff at the North Manchester General Hospital after a man was admitted with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The man, who is thought to be in his 30s, was driven to the hospital in what is believed to be a dark-coloured BMW. Ambulance staff helped the victim out of the car which then drove off towards the Crumpsall area.

The man is currently in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

At this stage, the location of where the shooting happened or the circumstances leading up to it have not yet been established.

Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan said: “We are still in the first few hours of this investigation so there remains a lot of work we still need to do to establish exactly what has happened.

“It is important therefore we do not speculate but stick to the facts as we have them, which is that a man was driven to the hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. The people in that car have then left the hospital and the man is currently being treated for his injuries.

“No location for the shooting has yet been confirmed.

“At this early stage of the investigation, we have no evidence to suggest this in any way linked to the recent shootings in Clayton and Droylsden and the death of David Short.

“However, we of course understand there will be anxiety that a firearm has been discharged and a man has been injured. What I want to stress is that we are doing everything we can to get to the bottom of exactly what has gone on so we can find whomever is responsible and take whatever weapon they have off the streets.

“I would ask that the public help us with our investigation. Clearly someone will know where this gun was fired and why, and so I would appeal to them to come forward and speak to us, in confidence if needed.”

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